The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

History as Heritage and Legacy (and Something I Learned About My Parents)

  Who are those good-looking young people? That’s my mother and father, as students at the University of Alabama circa 1950. Dad was a World War II veteran attending on the G.I. Bill, and I’m not sure if he met my mother in Tuscaloosa, or if she started going there after he married her. Both […]

Happy Fourth of July, You Fascists!

  The Democrats are now a party of paranoid conspiracy theorists: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said in a new interview that she believes the United States is heading in a fascist direction under President Trump. “Are we headed to fascism? Yes. I don’t think there’s a question,” Ocasio-Cortez told Yahoo News earlier this week after […]

‘Godless Commies!’

  Ed Driscoll last week called attention to an essay by Harry Stein about the continuing relevance of Eugene Lyons’s 1941 book The Red Decade because of its eerie parallels to the Stalinist tendencies of the 21st-century Left. A complete and cynical dishonesty was one of the hallmarks of Stalin-era Communism, as the Soviet regime […]

Real Courage: Jewish Journalists Address Jewish Role in Communist Subversion

The editors of Mosaic deserve tremendous credit for publishing “The Death of Morton Sobell and the End of the Rosenberg Affair,” by David Evanier, and two responses, “Few American Jews Were Communists, and Many Fewer Were Spies,” by Harvey Klehr, and “Why It’s Necessary to Bring Jewish Communism into Full View,” by Ruth Wisse. These […]

‘All the Leaves Are Brown …’

  One thing I’ve tried to do with my kids is what I call “cultural education.” Like, there’s no reason children should grow up without an awareness of rock-and-roll classics, and I’ve had many rewarding experiences like the time I heard my youngest son, born in 2000, in the shower singing along to his Spotify […]

Sociology Professor Who Quoted ‘Red Pill’ Sites Forced Out of Canadian University

  In 2011, University of New Brunswick sociology professor Ricardo Duchesne published The Uniqueness of Western Civilization, a critique of multiculturalism. In 2017, Professor Duchesne published Faustian Man in a Multicultural Age: At this pivotal moment in recent Western history, Richard Duchesne tackles what may be the most crucial question for people of European descent: […]

History and the High Price of Forgetting

  Have you ever read Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War? Probably no one should ever hold any important office, or even dare to comment on public affairs, who has not studied that great lesson. What Thucydides records is nothing less than the ruin of ancient Greece, the civilization which first developed democracy as a […]

Ben Hill and the New South

  As a boy growing up in Douglas County, Georgia, I did not realize that Ben Hill Road, which ran by our family’s house, was named for a historic figure. Benjamin Harvey Hill was a brilliant statesman, hailed as a “peerless orator,” who was so widely admired in Georgia that, although he had eloquently spoken […]

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